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Landmark Commission to Consider Designating "Endangered" Cemetery

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
As we discovered last month, the city of Dallas can't even take care of the downtown cemetery in which several former mayors are buried (including John Crockett, who served during the Civil War). So how's it going to tend to an abandoned graveyard buried beneath weeds in a field south...
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The Results of Landmark Commission's Courtesy Review of 508 Park Avenue Are In

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
While everyone's looking back at 2010, let's glance ahead at the first meeting of the Landmark Commission in the new year, which takes place Tuesday. There you'll find the results of that so-called "courtesy review" First Presbyterian Church of Dallas asked for in advance of its decision to purchase 508...
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This Morning, Landmark Commission Will Talk About Razing, Hiding Vacant Buildings

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Hadn't planned on going to Landmark Commission this morning, but the briefing session at least does look irresistible. First up is that much-worked-over ordinance that would allow the city to tear down historic structures with nothing more than a court order. We've been writing about this thing for a year,...
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Million-Dollar Dealey Plaza Facelift Goes to Landmark Commission

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
We've known for a while now that the city will keep the the 2013 commemoration of John F. Kennedy's assassination "classy," we just haven't known exactly how. We still don't, but we now know that it will involve a fairly significant touch-up to Dealey Plaza. The architecture firm Good Fulton...
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Landmark Commission Tells Man With Phony Lawn to Keep it Real ... and Yank It Out

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Just as a Friend of Unfair Park was sending along photos of Jose Escobedo's phony front lawn, Melissa Crowe, one of our summer interns, walked into my office to report that the lawn's no mow ... pardon, the lawn's no more. At least, that's how the Landmark Commission ruled moments...
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This Afternoon, a Landmark Commission Field Trip to Stanley Marcus's Old House

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Nine months ago it looked as though Mark and Patty Lovvorn were going to tear down Stanley Marcus's house on Nonesuch Road, built 71 years ago by Dallas architect Roscoe DeWitt after Mister Stanley told Frank Lloyd Wright to take a flying leap -- since, well, Wright had slammed the...
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Landmark Commission Finally Decides That Owners of 807 Elm Street Can Raze the Building

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Speaking of demolitions ...Back in September we wondered whether 807 Elm Street's days were numbered. Park Cities Bank, which owns the building, had been trying to sell it for years but could find no takers. Said attorney Steve Metzger, repping PCB Properties, that was for one very good reason: "That...
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Tonight, the Landmark Commission Will Discuss Tearing Down Just a Wee Bit of Magnolia Station. Still.

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Whilst browsing through the City Secretary's virtual stack of boards and commissions meetings scheduled for today, we came across this interesting shindig scheduled for this evening. The Landmark Commission is convening a Economic Review Panel to discuss demolishing a piece of the Magnolia Station, the circa-1911 Magnolia Petroleum Company office...
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Owners of 508 Park Ave. to Landmark Commission: The Bridge "Virtually Doomed Redevelopment of the Entire Area"

10 years ago by Sam Merten
The city's Landmark Commission on Tuesday afternoon upheld an August 12 decision by its Central Business District Task Force, unanimously denying a request by Colby Properties to tear down 508 Park Avenue based on its "imminent threat to public health and safety." The commission also denied Colby's application to raze...
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Fair Park to Ask Landmark Commission: How Should We Number the Benches at Band Shell?

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
I see here that tomorrow, the Landmark Commission's Fair Park Task Force has but one item on its agenda: putting new row numbers and seat number tags on the wood benches in the Fair Park Band Shell. Which may seem like small progress, but it signifies significant strides in terms...

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